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Gynecology

Don’t Let Periods Rule Your Life

Yes, they show up about every 30 days, they are uncomfortable or sometimes painful, can give you headaches and slow you down, and can transform you into the wicked witch of the east every month before they start. No wonder they’re known as the “curse.” Yes, the decades of having your period affect your life in various ways, but don’t let periods rule your life. Some side effects are normal, but some are definitely not. Let’s look at ways you can gain some control.  » Read more about: Don’t Let Periods Rule Your Life  »


11 Signs You Need To Call Your Gynecologist

Most young women begin to see a gynecologist in their teens and by the time they are in their 20s or 30s know the routine, know their bodies, and schedule annual visits. There are times, however, when abnormalities present themselves, and you wonder if you should see your doctor in between your normal visit. The answer is usually yes, and in case you’re in doubt, here are 11 signs you need to call your gynecologist.  » Read more about: 11 Signs You Need To Call Your Gynecologist  »


5 Things to Know About Robotic Surgery For Gynecologic Cancer

Medical technology continues to improve and innovate the way surgeons can perform surgery. Robotic surgery was approved by the FDA in 2005 and is a relatively new less-invasive technique, but different from both laparoscopic and open surgery. Before undergoing any kind of surgery for gynecologic cancer, discuss with Dr. Russell these 5 things to know about robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer.   » Read more about: 5 Things to Know About Robotic Surgery For Gynecologic Cancer  »


Great Birth Control Benefits That Are Beyond Pregnancy Prevention

Everyone knows that using birth control gives a woman control over when and if she becomes pregnant. What you may not know is that there are some great birth control benefits that are beyond pregnancy prevention.  » Read more about: Great Birth Control Benefits That Are Beyond Pregnancy Prevention  »


6 Life Lessons From Living With Endometriosis

Coping with endometriosis is a constant struggle. This painful disorder causes tissue that should be lining the uterus to grow outside of it and in various other places. If you are currently struggling with endometriosis, or beginning to suspect it might be the source of your pain, these 6 life lessons from living with endometriosis may help you cope somewhat better.  » Read more about: 6 Life Lessons From Living With Endometriosis  »


Incredible Benefits of Robotic Surgery to Know

Dr. Deborah L. Russell offers several minimally invasive robotic surgery options, but it can be difficult to separate the true difference between all of these highly-technical terms as compared to traditional surgical methods. Read on to discover what makes robotic surgery such an incredible treatment for your medical condition!  » Read more about: Incredible Benefits of Robotic Surgery to Know  »


6 Ways You May Benefit from the MyoSure Procedure

MyoSure is a specially designed system that utilizes minimally invasive techniques to remove uterine fibroids and uterine polyps. Many women all across the country suffer from painful symptoms caused by fibroids and polyps, including excessive bleeding, pelvic pain, and even anemia. The MyoSure procedure is able to offer relief from these excruciating symptoms while leaving the patient’s uterus completely intact!  » Read more about: 6 Ways You May Benefit from the MyoSure Procedure  »


12 Potential Causes of Your Uterine Pain

There are a number of reasons pelvic or uterine pain bothers a woman. Among the 12 potential causes of your uterine pain, some are more worrisome than others.  » Read more about: 12 Potential Causes of Your Uterine Pain  »


7 Conditions That Can Cause Sporadic Spotting Between Periods

Noticing a few spots of blood between periods can be worrisome, and although women may see spots in their underwear or on toilet tissue, there are usually benign reasons for these occurrences. Here are seven conditions that can cause sporadic spotting between periods in addition to when you should be concerned enough to seek medical advice.  » Read more about: 7 Conditions That Can Cause Sporadic Spotting Between Periods  »


Essential Endometriosis Facts That Every Woman Needs to Know

Endometriosis is an enigmatic condition that affects approximately 10% of American women during their reproductive years.  » Read more about: Essential Endometriosis Facts That Every Woman Needs to Know  »